INM Helps Kalmbach Publishing Co. Deliver 70 Years of Trains Magazine on DVD

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Searchable library lets readers find and read content dating back to the very first issue from 1940

"INM’s search technology provides a great experience and delivers reliable results", said Jim Wrinn, editor of Trains Magazine.

Integration New Media, a leader in creating rich user experiences, announced today the availability of a new project built for Trains Magazine, a monthly magazine published by Kalmbach Publishing Co. Trains Magazine is the largest and oldest magazine dedicated to delivering content about trains and railroads.

To celebrate the title’s 70th anniversary, Kalmbach digitized the entire archives of Trains Magazine and created a searchable library that train enthusiasts could purchase and own. Packaged as “The Complete Collection”, this DVD-based library contains over 60,000 pages of content from 840 issues, dating back to the very first issue published in 1940.

The “Complete Collection” includes a number of rare editorial gems, including the special preview issue from October 1940, all of the famous “all-steam” and “all-diesel” issues, and the World War II-era issues filled with patriotic advertising and news stories.

“Now train and railroad enthusiasts can easily search through 70 years of Trains Magazine and find the content they are most interested in. Our readers can clean out the stacks of back-issues in their basements and simply store one DVD case instead,” said Jim Wrinn, editor of Trains Magazine. “INM’s search technology provides a great experience and delivers reliable results.”

The collection was built using an offline version of INM’s Reach eLibrary technology, a product designed to create robust, searchable publication libraries. Reach eLibrary provides powerful search functionality and an integrated document viewer that allows readers to pull up the magazine directly in the library without installing any third-party software or plug-ins. Readers can also mark specific articles as favorites so they can easily find them in the future.

“The Complete Collection” of Trains Magazine is now available for purchase on the Kalmbach Bookstore for $149.95.

About Kalmbach Publishing
Kalmbach Publishing Co. is a privately held publisher that, in addition to Astronomy, produces the leading magazines in railroading (Trains), bird-watching (Birder’s World), the art and business of writing (The Writer), model railroading (Model Railroader), beaded jewelry-making (BeadStyle and Bead & Button), and scale modeling (FineScale Modeler). For more information, visit http://www.kalmbach.com.

About Integration New Media
Integration New Media (INM) helps companies create rich user experiences in both online and offline environments. With projects ranging from rich internet applications through to interactive sales and marketing tools and electronic libraries, INM has developed solutions for organizations large and small in a variety of different industries. For over 20 years now, INM has offered organizations top-level interactive project consulting and development services as well as a successful line of products. For more information, visit http://www.INM.com.

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